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Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1 gaming benchmarks, In this YouTube video uploaded by Tech-Cube we can see different gaming benchmarks comparison between Windows 8.1 and 10. The study was conducted in early May 2015.
The Unigine Heaven benchmark test makes a difference of only 3 points between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
This test was made to measure GPU intensive programs and put graphics cards through rigorous testing as opposed to out of the box gaming benchmarks that only make-believe renderings or photorealistic (ie: in reality naturally occurring) environments.
The benchmark tests are different between the two. In this case, Windows 10 scored better than Windows 7.
This option is for legacy graphics cards . Legacy graphics cards are old and don’t have the latest features. We recommend using the default setting as there is no reason to use this on a new, modern graphics card .
This benchmarking test has been around for years and can’t be used as an accurate or reliable source of information regarding the performance capabilities of new graphics card technology on Windows 8.1 and its operating systems.
The Unigine Tropics Benchmark scores were level between Windows 10 and 8.1. This benchmark test was released in 2008, which is four years after the release of Window 7.
According to Unigine’s website, you’ll need to check in with their site often to ensure compatibility as they update their software frequently.
But this test helps simulate conditions so that developers can help determine if the graphics card is fast enough to support DirectX 11.
This is important because another set of pictures are being tested in this version like ocean, sun-set, coconut palm trees.
3D Mark 11 Gaming FPS Comparison between Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1
The 3D Mark 11 benchmark graphics was not able to improve the FPS score by much. This is an indispensable tool for testing and judging the performance of high-end computer hardware components such as a GPU, CPU and PSU.
Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1 Gaming FPS Comparison – 3 Games Benchmarks
Here you can see some benchmarks from tests we made to compare the gaming efficiency of Windows 10 and 8.1 in terms of how fast your games will run.
Using the same hardware for both operating systems, here’s a comparison of fps speeds obtained from playing different games under Windows 10 and Windows 8.1
- Metro: Last Light
- Just Cause 2
- Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse
The first game reflected that 8.1 had better frame rates than 10. It can be said, if you play this game very often, it is better to use Windows 10. But you will not much difference using Win10 because it has 1.5 fps less than 8.1 .
The results from the first test revealed that Windows 10 performed much better. The difference between the two is only .61, though Windows 8.1 managed to score higher in this contest.
In the third test, Windows 8.1 performed marginally better with a frame rate of 102.1 FPS as opposed to 101.9 FPS in Windows 10. However, we can confirm that both operating systems are still running games at a smooth 60 FPS
All the above FPS scores were only average. It should be understood that a high FPS score indicates good performance with higher numbers being better than lower ones.
It’s worth noting that for gaming, ideally FPS scores will hover between 90 and 100.
From this comparison between three games’ frame rates, it appears that there is no difference in FPS performance between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
Since these tests took place in 2015 and the software’s 1809 update had yet to be released, it is likely that we will see significant improvement in game performance after its Spring 2019 release.
Metro: Last Light
Just Cause 2
Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1 Gaming Battle in 2017
An expert in CPU modification, GPU modding and overclocking decided to test the gaming performance difference between Windows 8.1 and 10 in 2017 using the following video clip.
3D Mark benchmark test shows that Windows 8.1 narrowly beat Windows 10 by 49 points, with scores of 13799 to 13750 respectively.
Games showed a slight improvement in being played via Windows 8.1 when compared to Windows 10 but the difference was very small.
In terms of visual quality, you cannot see much of a change and you may even find that some games work better on Windows 7 than they do on Windows 8.1.
- Battlefield 4
- GTA V
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
Except for the last game which according to our Benchmark tool had higher FPS rate in Windows 10, but with all the improvements in 2019, we can expect a greater improvement.
Also since the graphics card companies have released Windows 10 versions, it would definitely impact the benchmark score in Windows 10 and show a major improvement over Windows 8.1.
10 vs Windows 8.1 Gaming Benchmarks – Screenshots
The following are some more screenshots to see the graphic quality of Windows 10 and 8.1 as is shows on a game and how effective it can be.
As you can see below, there isn’t much difference to find between the two which shows that Microsoft still needs to fix up the issues that surround this.
Even though in the game below you can see a slightly higher FPS rate in Windows 10, but just 0.9 FPS is not going to make much of a difference when it comes down to the visual look and feel of the game itself.
As you can see from the gaming benchmarks between Windows 8.1 and 10, their scores were not much different from each other.
We have shown results obtained in 2015 and 2017, but due to lack of further benchmark results in videos on YouTube, we will update this section with how they perform now.